1. The act or an instance of exploring: "They went on an Arctic exploration to see the animal life."
2. The act of exploring, penetrating, or ranging over for purposes of discovery, especially of geographical discovery.
exportation (s) (noun)
, exportations (pl)
The business or the process of shipping or sending goods or services to other countries: Mrs. Hale ran her husband’s business which included the exportation
of citrus fruit from the Southern to the Northern areas of the country.
The exportation of wine from Italy is a well developed industry and much appreciated in many other countries.
expurgation (s) (noun)
, expurgations (pl)
The removal of something that is considered to be objectionable or unsuitable from a publication of any kind: The writer of the newspaper article was condemned for referring to the leader of a country with a vulgar word and his publisher made the commentator use an expurgation before the obscene term appeared in the printed version of the publication.
exsanguination (s) (noun)
, exsanguinations (pl)
The extensive loss of blood resulting from a hemorrhage (bleeding).
exsiccation (s), exsiccations (pl) (noun forms)
1. That which is dried or from which moisture has evaporated or been expelled.
2. A state or condition of being dried up; dryness: "When he went out into the fields, he could see the results of the inadequacy of moisture which had resulted from a lack of rain."
extemporization (s) (noun)
, extemporizations (pl)
The action of speaking or of composing and executing music by improvising it: Lynn was next to go on the stage and show her extemporization of a song which she learned only a minute before performing it.
1. To act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious.
2. A partial excuse to mitigate censure.
3. An attempt to represent an offense as being less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances; that is, making an offense or a crime seem less serious or at least more excusable.
extermination (s) (noun)
, exterminations (pl)
The act of or the fact of a complete elimination of something perceived as unwanted, irritating, or harmful: Efforts for the extermination of mosquitoes in the neighborhood was greatly appreciated by many people because it had become very difficult to go out in the evening without being attacked by multitudes of the bloodthirsty insects.
extraterrestrial radiation (s) (noun)
, extraterrestrial radiations (pl)
The ideal amount of global horizontal radiation that a location on Earth would receive if there were no intervening atmosphere or clouds; used as the reference amount to which actual solar energy measurements are compared: Extraterrestrial radiation, known as “top-of-atmosphere” (TOA) and abbreviated as ETR, is global radiation and is the sum of diffuse and direct radiation.
extravasation (s) (noun)
, extravasations (pl)
1. The release of blood or lymph from their vessels into the adjacent tissue: Not only did Janet bleed after hurting herself during the bicycle accident, but she also noticed an extravasation in her right arm, which was badly bruised.
2. The emission of volcanic products, like ash and fumes, from the Earth: The soil resulting from the extravasation of Etna, one of the world’s most active volcanos, is very fertile and is used in agriculture; for example, in orchards and vineyards.
The process by which an ulcer forms.